Issue 50314 - Formulas exported to word2000 format are nearly unreadable
Summary: Formulas exported to word2000 format are nearly unreadable
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
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Depends on: 105084
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Reported: 2005-06-04 22:00 UTC by dj2u
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Sample Writer document to be exported to Word97/2000 (8.19 KB, application/octet-stream)
2005-07-19 09:59 UTC, thomas.lange
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Resulting Word document (12.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2005-07-19 09:59 UTC, thomas.lange
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Snap of Word File (48.86 KB, image/png)
2007-12-17 20:27 UTC, peschtra
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Snap of OOo File (84.67 KB, image/png)
2007-12-17 20:27 UTC, peschtra
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This is the File (122.00 KB, text/plain)
2007-12-17 20:27 UTC, peschtra
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Description dj2u 2005-06-04 22:00:12 UTC
Formulas entered in OOo 1.9.79, exported to Word97/2000 format look bad e.g OVER
fraction strokes are only visible at 500% zoom.

maybe this issue should be posted to the MS exportfilter Component?
Comment 1 thomas.lange 2005-06-08 09:51:24 UTC
TL->MRU: I think this should already be OK in SRC680 m106.
Please confirm. Thanks!
Comment 2 thomas.lange 2005-06-08 10:04:02 UTC
I just had a quick look, this very problem does still exist.
Especially the horizontal stroke is not visible at 100% zoom which is quite
unfortunate.

TL->SJ: Can you please have a look? Thanks!
Comment 3 sven.jacobi 2005-07-18 17:30:21 UTC
sj->tl: I can't reproduce this issue, please provide a bugdoc (odt or odp)
including the corresponding math ole object.
Comment 4 thomas.lange 2005-07-19 09:59:26 UTC
Created attachment 28026 [details]
Sample Writer document to be exported to Word97/2000
Comment 5 thomas.lange 2005-07-19 09:59:58 UTC
Created attachment 28027 [details]
Resulting Word document
Comment 6 thomas.lange 2005-07-19 10:01:34 UTC
When exporting the attached Writer document to Word97/2000 (see attached *.doc
file) the horizontal line of the fraction gets visible first at 180% zoom.
Comment 7 sven.jacobi 2005-11-21 15:23:22 UTC
accepted
Comment 8 sven.jacobi 2006-10-27 16:16:47 UTC
sj->tl: I can't reproduce this issue anymore, so this issue has most probably
been fixed in the meanwhile, 
Comment 9 peschtra 2007-12-17 20:27:09 UTC
Created attachment 50387 [details]
Snap of Word File
Comment 10 peschtra 2007-12-17 20:27:33 UTC
Created attachment 50388 [details]
Snap of OOo File
Comment 11 peschtra 2007-12-17 20:27:58 UTC
Created attachment 50389 [details]
This is the File
Comment 12 peschtra 2007-12-17 20:30:48 UTC
This still seems to be a problem in 2.2.1. When I edit the file in OOo (see
issue2.png) the formula displays fine, but when I save it as a .doc and open it
in Word, some of the characters don't display (see issue1.png). I have had this
problem a long time ago sometimes when exporting to .pdf as well, but have never
dealt with it, but it would really help me because I share files with others who
use Word, and I don't want to be stuck using equation editor.

Thanks.
PK
Comment 13 yury_t 2010-12-01 11:07:42 UTC
The general problem seems to be that the MathType export to Word filter in OOO
works incorrectly. Possibly, it is lagging in MathType language version, or
something. This is still an issue in 3.3.* and a major pain, too.

#22353 and #50130 are duplicates of this. The #69385 is related to this.

E.g., the constructs of form A_b and A^b, and "wideslash" instruction do not
survive the conversion -- former change to rSub and rSup, latter is turned to
garbage.

Also, the MathType to Word conversion routine completely disregards the formula
font size, whether it is set in user settings, or in the installation-wide
main.xcd, or in the formula itself ("size <?> {}"). The routine turns out every
formula in exported word file with base "size 12" and indexes of "size 8".
Imagine having to click-click every formula in the Word document to change that.